The property developer behind the multi-million-pound residential conversion of the Grade II-listed Carnegie Libary in Stourbridge is set to transform another historic building in the town.
Receiving planning approval from Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council for the full conversion of the 200-year old ‘The Bell’ hotel, Claremont Property Group will deliver 14 studio one and two-bedroom apartments at the vacant three-storey Georgian premises.
Highlighting what this development means to Claremont, Andy Robinson, Business Development Manager for the Group, said: “We are very pleased to be given the opportunity to bring another important Stourbridge landmark back into use. This project will breathe new life into The Bell and give homeowners the chance to purchase high-quality, modern living in a way that celebrates the character and traditional features of a historic building.
“We were one of the first developers to see the residential potential in Stourbridge for first-time buyers, professionals on the move and those looking to downsize.
“Although we could have embarked upon a more typical residential development, we wanted to build on the success of The Old Library in the town centre, which provides homeowners with a completely unique experience. It has been incredibly popular for those taking their first steps on the property ladder through Help to Buy. We believe there is a clear local demand for purchasing a slice of history.”
The Bell was first built in 1820 and operated as a coaching inn before becoming a family commercial hotel sometime later.
In addition to its use as a hotel, The Bell also hosted several events throughout the years has most recently been used as a nightclub and public house.
Located in Stourbridge town centre, approximately 15 miles west of Birmingham, The Bell is also just a few minutes walk from a range of shops and the nearby Stourbtirgde Town station – making this an ideal candidate for a residential conversion.